Dried and whole inflorescence flowers.
The European Medicine Agency (EMA) approves its traditional use for the symptomatic relief of colds and as a mild tranquilizer.
The pharmacological actions of inflorescences have not extensively investigated.
It has been traditionally used to sooth coughs. Popularly, it is attributed to being a tranquilizer, a diuretic and antispasmodic.
Tea leaves, which after harvesting, are stabilized by steam pressure, preventing enzymatic oxidation.